The design office is the strategic location for the creation of skis.
This is where it all starts, with a sketch, a drawing or a sample. It is the place where we move from an idea to its implementation.
Wooden boards must be dried for a very long time. It is an essential parameter for obtaining the best mechanical properties of wood. But you have to be patient for that to happen.
The wood grain tells the life story of a tree in its environment. Selection of the best wood grains is an essential criteria to high aesthetic and technical requirements of MARCEL LIVET top-of-the-range skis.
In order to achieve a high degree of sturdiness and resistance to deformation, wood grain must be as regular and consistent as possible. These grains are the rarest and the most coveted. Sometimes, we have to go through several tree sections to select the best boards for our skis.
All of our skis are made in our French workshops. From designing to finishing, all the stages of manufacturing a MARCEL LIVET ski are carried out by French craftsmen. That, in itself, is a guarantee that our skis are 100% French made.
Using top-of-the-shelf materials is an absolute requirement at Marcel Livet. Each board is carefully selected from a selection of high quality woods.
Witnesses to the passing of time, the selected trees have withstood the harsh winters for several generations. The wood boards are cut and sorted at a traditional sawmill. The small volumes of wood processed by the sawmill allow us to find the best wood boards. Before being sold, wood has time to dry for several years and this is what makes it so rich.
As with any great blueprint where only the best components are used, we select only the best materials for our skis. Our ski core manufacturing practices ensure sustainable forest management and is FSC certified. The selection of wood is conducted in accordance to their degree of drying.
Depending on the wood type, our wooden veneers come either from French forests or from exotic wood forests.
As with our skis, we are keen to showcase local know-how. To do this, we do not hesitate to surround ourselves with craftsmen who are specialists in their field. Our leather straps for our aluminium poles are made by the Grand Bornand saddler
Should you require any additional information, we are always at your disposal. We will be happy to answer all your questions. .
If you are a professional and you are planning a personalised ski project, contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your specific project.
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